New Years’ Eve injunction blocks the federal redefinition of the word ‘sex’

The mandate blurs the term "sex" from a biological definition to a gender identity definition. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)On New Year’s Eve, a federal judge in Texas issued an injunction against what has become known as the “transgender mandate.” The injunction prevented enforcement of a new federal regulation issued this spring whose consequences have been hotly debated, which would have gone into effect on Jan. 1.

The Becket Fund, which litigated on behalf of religious healthcare provider networks, has argued ever since the rule was promulgated that it will require many doctors to perform procedures related to gender reassignment, even on children, and even where it violates their medical judgment, let alone their religious beliefs about sex changes…. [read more]

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